Wednesday, May 7, 2014

The Sovietization of Smaug

Here's a Soviet-era Russian version of "The Hobbit." Watch as Smaug's gold is taxed at confiscatory rates and he has to wait in line for flame-retardant toilet paper.

Oh, and I'll just point out that Russia, the home of Dostoyevsky and Tolstoy, managed to produce a version of "The Hobbit" that lasts just over an hour.

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